Tanzania has been selected for implementation of the Ten Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure Pilot Project funded by the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund. The project aims at reducing traffic fatalities and injuries in Tanzania by building the institutional capacity and regulatory framework to improve infrastructure safety (management, road safety audits and assessments, investment, design standards, upgrades and monitoring) and to pilot the approach with concrete action on a planned and/or road project.
The Ten Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure is designed to be tailored to meet the specific needs of a country and build sustainable institutional capacity, impact and partnerships. The “Ten Step Plan” developed by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Group (UNRSC PG2) on “Safer Roads and Mobility" provides a clear framework and guidance to countries on how to move forward in accordance with their level of advancement.
In this respect, the Ministry of Works and Transport in Tanzania through the Tanzania Roads Association (TARA) which is also a National Committee of the World Road Association (PIARC) for Tanzania and the Tanzania Transportation Technology Transfer Centre (TanT2 Centre) in collaboration with the International Road Federation (IRF), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), International Road Assessment Program (iRAP), the World Road Association (PIARC), and other local and international institutions is organising the On-Line National Stakeholders' Workshop on Implementation of the Ten Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure Pilot Project in Tanzania to be held from 16th - 18th March, 2021.
The primary objectives of the workshop is to bring together stakeholders in the road sector with responsibility and interest for road safety and inform them about the project; share and exchange experiences and best practices in road safety; review the current systems and capacity within the country to deliver safer road infrastructure at the national, provincial and local levels; and establish working groups to identify gaps/shortfalls and agree together on solutions for establishing and enhancing the national road safety system and fostering partnerships to ensure effective implementation of the project with special attention to the following tasks:-
- review of systems and institutional arrangements for road safety management in Tanzania.
- review of national road safety strategy and action plans.
- review of national road design standards to ensure that they address road safety for all road users and meet the specific needs of vulnerable road users.
- review of current national and local operational policies, standards, guidelines and financing arrangements (an assessment of Road and Transport Financing Mechanisms, Dedicated Safety Funding, Road Trauma Funding and eligible external Funding Agencies).
- preparation of concrete proposals for establishment of National Road Assessment Programme (TanRAP).
- Establishment of new national training, accreditation and certification scheme (that supports new road safety targets and builds institutional capacity to sustain the National Safer Road Infrastructure Plan and National Road Assessment Programme).
The Workshop will come up with resolutions and recommendations for establishing and enhancing the National Road Safety System in Tanzania.
The Workshop which is expected to be attended by about 100 delegates is targeted at all public and private road safety stakeholder institutions including road agencies/authorities, road financing authorities and institutions such as the Ministry of Finance and road funds, city/municipal/district councils, traffic police departments, national standards agency, road design consultants and contractors, institutions responsible for road safety education, training and awareness as well as road users. Also, the seminar is suitable for academia and researchers who carry out safety studies on roadway and its environment; vehicles; and human elements.
Registration of delegates for attendance and participation in the workshop is by Special Invitation and free of charge. However, for those road safety stakeholders in Tanzania who have not yet received Special Invitation and would like to attend and participate at the workshop are required to fill the registration form online at https://tara.or.tz/ or fill the attached registration form and submit by e-mail to the Honorary Secretary TARA at email@example.com with brief statement explaining how they will contribute and benefit from the workshop. It is advised to register early for confirmation. Filled in Registration Forms are required to be submitted latest by 5th March 2021. The workshop/conference services to be provided free of charge by the Organisers with the support of sponsoring institutions include:- i) participation in the on-line workshop; ii) soft copies of workshop materials; iii) refreshments during the workshop (only for those who will need on-line connectivity assistance through facilities to be provided by TGLA, at IFM in Dar es salaam, Tanzania); and iv) a Certificate of Attendance.
Please note that for those local stakeholders who may experience some on-line/virtual connectivity difficulties, arrangement will be made to meet at the Tanzania Global Learning Agency at IFM in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and participate in the on-line National Stakeholders Workshop.
For more information about the Ten Step Plan Project visit upcoming events at TARA Website at: https://www.tara.or.tz/national-stakeholders-workshop-implementation-ten... ; and the following links of partner institutions:
We look forward to your participation at this very important on-line "National Stakeholders' Workshop on Implementation of the Ten Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure Pilot Project in Tanzania".